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bridge tolls: keep it to $1


depending on the time of day a vehicle crosses the highway 520 bridge determines how much the driver will be charged. it may be a moneymaker for the department of transportation, but this method makes it difficult for drivers to project their monthly bridge budget.i propose each crossing on any toll bridge in washington state be $1. keep it $1 and never eliminate the toll. this will allow drivers to budget their bridge crossings without being gouged or having to exchange letters forever with dot or go to court over disputed bridge crossing costs. and it will allow the dot a stable and known income from bridge tolls for maintenance.warren walton, bothell






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a ‘bridge of stars’ connects two of our closest galaxies


sadly it’s not walkable v. belokurov, d. erkal and a. mellinger a bridge of stars connects the large and small magellanic clouds, two galaxies that orbit our own milky way. the bridge’s brightness has been enhanced in this image. europe’s gaia spacecraft has spotted a ‘bridge of stars’ between two dwarf galaxies. the bridge—a halo of…






pennsylvania-nj bridge closed 7 weeks reopening after repair


bristol, pa. — a major pennsylvania-new jersey bridge closed since jan. 20 for repairs to a fractured beam is reopening.the reopening of the 1.3-mile-long interstate 276 bridge linking the pennsylvania and new jersey turnpikes is taking place thursday night, ahead of schedule.highway officials say two improperly drilled inch-wide holes later filled with weld material were identified as the main cause of the fracture in one of the bridge's trusses. they say other factors certainly had an impact but have been difficult to pinpoint.no other such weld-filled holes were found on the bridge.the bridge typically carries about 42,000 vehicles a day. it opened in 1956.






here's what a new highway 1 bridge in big sur will look like, and it may open in


remember that highway 1 bridge that sank into the hillside in big sur? caltrans announced wednesday that a $24-million replacement bridge could be open to the public as soon as september.the pfeiffer canyon bridge, a few miles south of big sur station, failed and shut down highway 1 to all traffic on feb. 15. the 1967 span was demolished in march, leaving a gap in the roadway that temporarily cuts highway 1 into two parts.the area has been off limits to travelers intent on driving the scenic coastal route.(check out this caltrans video of the bridge demolition.)snap videocaltrans video of the demolition of pfeiffer canyon bridge in big sur.caltrans video of the demolition of pfeiffer canyon bridge in big sur.see more videosthe new bridge will rise 320 feet above the canyon and use steel gi






highway 1 bridge to be demolished monday


big sur – the condemned pfeiffer canyon bridge on highway 1 will be demolished on monday with a wrecking ball, caltrans announced friday.the wrecking ball will be hung from a crane on the north side of the bridge. it will start slamming into the bridge at 7 a.m. jim shivers, a caltrans spokesman, said engineers plan on completing the demolition on monday, though it could take hours to complete.“this is not likely something that’s going to happen in five or 10 minutes, this could go on for hours until the structure comes down,” shivers said, adding that engineers want the demolition to be slow and methodical.debris from the bridge will fall to the canyon below and shivers said crews will use equipment to break the debris up before a bulldozer will gather the material to put it on a truck an






86th st. bridge in bloomington, struck sunday, will be rebuilt this summer


the city of bloomington says the 86th street bridge over interstate 35w is closed after a vehicle driving on the freeway hit the bridge on sunday.just a short distance away, a vehicle also hit the 82nd street bridge over i-35w. only one westbound lane on the 82nd street bridge is open this morning and both eastbound lanes are open, the city of bloomington said.all lanes on i-35w are open in both directions.more details about sunday's incidents are expected to released monday morning, the city said.sunday marked the second time in just over a year that the 86th street bridge was hit by a vehicle traveling on i-35w. it was last february when a southbound truck on i-35w hauling construction equipment hit the bridge over the freeway and ruptured a gas line.the bridge reopened following that in






commute alert: two bridges over i-35w struck in bloomington


the city of bloomington says the 86th street bridge over interstate 35w is closed a vehicle driving on the freeway hit the bridge on sunday.a vehicle also hit the 82nd street bridge over i-35w. only one westbound lane on the 82nd street bridge is open this morning and both eastbound lanes are open, the city of bloomington said.all lanes on i-35w are open in both directions.more details are expected to released monday morning, the city said.it was last march when the 86th street bridge was closed in 2016 after a southbound truck on i-35w hauling construction equipment hit the bridge over the freeway and ruptured a gas line.westbound i-94 in lowry hill tunnel reopens after crash






flood-hit tadcaster bridge reopens after 13 months


tadcaster residents have gathered to walk over a newly-reopened bridge in north yorkshire after being closed for more than a year.the 18th-century bridge partially collapsed on 29 december 2015.without it, people had to take a 16-mile round trip to get from one side of tadcaster to another.flood-hit tadcaster bridge opens to reunite towntadcaster's flood-hit bridge arch supports replacedtadcaster's flood-hit bridge repairs completion delayed 'until january'tadcaster bridge: brewery objection dismissed by counciltadcaster bridge: objection lodged to widening planflood-hit tadcaster bridge to be widened during repairstadcaster footbridge over wharfe opens to reunite flood-split town






commute alert: two bridges over i-35w struck in bloomington


the city of bloomington says the 86th street bridge over interstate 35w is closed a vehicle driving on the freeway hit the bridge on sunday.a vehicle also hit the 82nd street bridge over i-35w. only one westbound lane on the 82nd street bridge is open this morning and both eastbound lanes are open, the city of bloomington said.all lanes on i-35w are open in both directions.more details are expected to released monday morning, the city said.it was last march when the 86th street bridge was closed in 2016 after a southbound truck on i-35w hauling construction equipment hit the bridge over the freeway and ruptured a gas line.westbound i-94 in lowry hill tunnel reopens after crashnewer postramp to hennepin/lyndale from i-94 closes monday






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del mar to build new bridge at dog beach


an outdated and deteriorating bridge along old highway 101 in del mar will be replaced within a few years in a roughly $22 million project being spearheaded by the city.






golden gate bridge suicide barrier completion date set


a date has been set for completion of a suicide barrier on the golden gate bridge.the bridge district last month issued a notice to proceed with the project and is now targeting jan. 12, 2021, as the date to finish it.work has already begun.“it may not be visible on the bridge, but there is already activity going on in the contractor’s office and in our engineering office,” said ewa bauer, bridge engineer, adding that meetings are occurring about twice a week on logistics.the first evidence the public will see of the project is construction of a fence on the span designed to protect workers below, bauer said.the golden gate bridge board in december unanimously agreed to award the building contract to oakland-based shimmick/danny’s joint venture. the project is expected to cost as much as $






final span of highway 1 bridge comes down


big sur – nine days after the demolition began, crews brought down the final span of the condemned pfeiffer canyon bridge on wednesday afternoon.contractors and caltrans engineers used a hoe ram, a hydraulic breaker attached to an excavator, to bring down the southern span just as they did with the other two spans. caltrans will continue to break up the bridge debris and separate it into concrete, steel rebar and wood to be recycled over the coming days.“they’re breaking it up so they can haul it off — there’s a lot of it,” caltrans spokeswoman susana cruz said.the center span fell on saturday and the northern span was demolished march 16.the new bridge will be a columnless, single-span steel plate girder bridge that caltrans plans on completing in six months, weather permitting. the steel






the capilano suspension bridge / vancouver from another point of view


the most popular attraction in the entire province of british columbia is, of all things, a footbridge over a scenic canyon. but what a bridge!






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woman falls off northern california bridge while taking selfie


auburn — authorities say a woman fell 60 feet while trying to take a selfie on a northern california bridge.the placer county sheriff’s office says the woman was airlifted to sutter roseville medical center and is expected to survive.the office said wednesday that the woman, who hasn’t been identified, and a group of friends were walking on the catwalk underneath the 730-foot-tall foresthill bridge near auburn when she fell tuesday trying to take a selfie.the office says she landed on a trail below.it says the walkways under the bridge are closed to the public and people who walk on them are trespassing are violating the law and can be cited.






bridge over i-64 to be named after slain virginia trooper


newport news, va. (ap) — a bridge in newport news will be named after a virginia trooper who was killed last year at a richmond bus station.gov. terry mcauliffe recently approved legislation that would name the state route 143 bridge at exit 255 over interstate 64 in newport news as the “trooper chad phillip dermyer memorial bridge.”dermyer was killed in march 2016 by a gunman at a greyhound bus station while police were holding a counterterrorism training exercise. the 37-year-old trooper is survived by his wife and two children.






bridge over i-64 to be named after slain virginia trooper


newport news, va. — a bridge in newport news will be named after a virginia trooper who was killed last year at a richmond bus station.gov. terry mcauliffe recently approved legislation that would name the state route 143 bridge at exit 255 over interstate 64 in newport news as the "trooper chad phillip dermyer memorial bridge."dermyer was killed in march 2016 by a gunman at a greyhound bus station while police were holding a counterterrorism training exercise. the 37-year-old trooper is survived by his wife and two children.






fire causes interstate overpass to collapse in atlanta


a massive fire has caused an overpass on interstate 85 to collapse in atlanta.atlanta (ap) — a large fire has caused an overpass on interstate 85 to collapse in atlanta.wsb-tv (http://2wsb.tv/2omvydp) reports the massive blaze is burning underneath i-85 northbound near piedmont road. it has shut down several roads in northeast atlanta.witnesses say troopers were telling cars to turn around on the bridge because they were concerned about its integrity. minutes later, the bridge collapsed.remembering the skagit bridge collapsein 2013, a chunk of interstate 5 collapsed into the skagit river near mount vernon.black smoke can be seen for miles.more on the atlanta bridge collapsethe atlanta journal-constitution: bridge collapses on i-85___information from: wsb-tv, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html






garden bridge should be scrapped, hodge review finds


image copyrightheatherwick studioimage caption the tree-covered garden bridge would span the thames between temple and the south bank a project to build a bridge covered with trees and shrubs across the thames in london should be scrapped, a review has found.dame margaret hodge's review said it would be better to ditch the garden bridge than risk uncertain costs.three months ago the garden bridge trust admitted its future was in doubt after publishing accounts which showed a £70m shortfall in funding.initially £60m of public money was pledged on planning for the bridge.transport for london pledged £30m, but £20m of that was to be a loan, and the rest was from central government.dame margaret says £37.4m had already been spent, and even if the bridge did not go ahead it would cost the taxpa






atlanta bridge arson suspect smoking crack at time of fire, warrant says


homeless man charged with arson in fiery collapse of i-85 bridge.       






big sur bridge to open on jan. 1, 2018


mark your calendars for big sur’s grand re-opening for business from the north: new year’s day, 2018.that means it’ll be eight months before it’s possible to make the classic coastal highway 1 drive between northern and southern california.caltrans has announced that big sur’s broken link — the pfeiffer canyon bridge, damaged by winter storms — will be rebuilt by dec. 31.meanwhile, local businesses are frustrated that caltrans has ruled out a temporary pedestrian suspension bridge.“caltrans seems insensitive to the financial and personal disaster south of the pfeiffer bridge,” said gregory hawthorne, owner of big sur’s hawthorne gallery and a partner in post ranch inn. “there is available space for a pedestrian suspension bridge. this would help facilitate the construction of the new bridg






2 rvs damaged in fire under west seattle bridge


a recreational vehicle caught fire under the west seattle bridge, but no one was injured and the bridge was not damaged.two recreational vehicles were damaged, but no one was injured, when a fire broke out under the west seattle bridge early thursday.the fire started when a man who was living in one of the rvs started the vehicle’s engine around 4 a.m. and it caught fire, a spokesman for the seattle fire department said.seattle department of transportation officials inspected the bridge thursday and determined it had not been damaged and was safe for travel, a spokesman said.






brake lights stretch for miles after atlanta bridge collapse


atlanta — a slow parade of red brake lights illuminated the atlanta highways monday morning as motorists inched around the city in the wake of a bridge fire and collapse that shut down one of the main highways.atlanta's mayor had warned motorists they'd face longer commutes monday, as school buses, parents and workers returned to the roads after spring break.video from news helicopters showed traffic backups that stretched for miles during rush hour on interstate 285, the bypass around atlanta.streets near the site of the bridge collapse on interstate 85 — which is shut down in both directions — were also clogged.officials aim to rebuild the bridge by mid-june.a homeless man accused of starting the fire under the bridge was indicted friday on an arson charge.






woman falls from northern california bridge while taking selfie


sacramento – a sacramento woman is miraculously alive after falling 60 feet from a bridge as she was trying to take a selfie, reports cbs sacramento.she was in a group of six friends on an off-limits catwalk under the 730-foot-tall foresthill bridge, near auburn, when she lost her footing, one of the friends says.“they were taking a picture on the bridge, and then the big bolts that are holding the beams together, she stepped on them kind of weirdly and lost balance and fell backwards,” paul goncharuk told the station.goncharuk says she was knocked unconscious, suffered a deep gash to her arm and broken bones that will require surgery.the placer county sheriff’s department posted video of first responders carrying the woman by stretcher to a helicopter ambulance. deputies say she landed on






italy: two die as motorway bridge collapses near ancona


media captionthe aftermath of the bridge collapse in anconaa motorway bridge has collapsed near the north-east italian city of ancona, killing two, italian officials say.the victims were in a car below the bridge when it fell down onto the a14 road, which runs between loreto and ancona south.the collapse involved a temporary structure which was supporting the bridge, autostrade, the italian highways agency said.two romanian workers were also injured, italian media reported.image copyrightpolizia de statoimage caption the married couple were killed as they drove under the bridge, reports say the two people who died were a husband and wife, originally from the province of ascoli piceno, whose white nissan qashqai was crushed as the bridge came down, ansa news agency reported.the bridge had b






big sur tears down buckling bridge


var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]);a storm-battered span that connects northern california to big sur is being demolished on monday, leaving the bay area without a straight shot to one of the most beloved places on california’s central coast for months to come.a 6,000-pound wrecking ball, dropped from a tall crane, is destroying the sinking pfeiffer canyon bridge, a nondescript but critical route from the north along highway 1 to big sur’s popular destinations like nepenthe restaurant, ventana inn, post ranch inn and deetjen’s inn.two of the three piers that support the 1960s-era bridge cracked after heavy rains, and it could take at least a year to rebuild.the project is tricky, due to electrical lines and its location in a pristine and protected landscape, said susana cruz, a






golden gate bridge suicide barriers going up after 1,500 deaths


san francisco — work officially began thursday on a net under the golden gate bridge intended to prevent and deter the dozens of suicides that take place at the iconic landmark each year, cbs san francisco reported.more than 1,500 people are thought to have died there over the bridge’s 80-year lifespan.the stainless steel net, located about 20 feet below the bridge’s sidewalk, will span 1.7 miles of roadway on each side of the bridge and extend 20 feet out over the water.it will be built over a period of four years, at a cost of just over $200 million drawn from a mix of federal, state and local sources.at a ceremony today to mark the start of the project, house minority leader nancy pelosi said that during the long process of obtaining the funding for the project, people would ask her, “i






garden bridge should be scrapped, hodge review finds


image copyrightheatherwick studioimage caption the tree-covered garden bridge would span the thames between temple and the south bank a project to build a bridge covered with trees and shrubs across the thames in london should be scrapped, a review has found.dame margaret hodge's review said it would be better to ditch the garden bridge than risk uncertain costs.three months ago the garden bridge trust admitted its future was in doubt after publishing accounts which showed a £70m shortfall in funding.so far £60m of public money has been spent on planning for the bridge.the garden bridge trust said it was seeking a meeting with the london mayor to discuss next steps, but added the trust was "determined" to make the bridge happen.dame margaret, the mp for barking and dagenham and former chai






garden bridge should be scrapped, hodge review finds


image copyrightheatherwick studioimage caption the tree-covered garden bridge would span the thames between temple and the south bank a project to build a bridge covered with trees and shrubs across the thames in london should be scrapped, a review has found.dame margaret hodge's review said it would be better to ditch the garden bridge than risk uncertain costs.three months ago the garden bridge trust admitted its future was in doubt after publishing accounts which showed a £70m shortfall in funding.so far £60m of public money has been spent on planning for the bridge.the garden bridge trust said it was seeking a meeting with the london mayor to discuss next steps, but added the trust was "determined" to make the bridge happen.dame margaret, the mp for barking and dagenham and former chai






2 rvs damaged in fire under west seattle bridge


a recreational vehicle caught fire under the west seattle bridge, but no one was injured and the bridge was not damaged.two recreational vehicles were damaged, but no one was injured, when a fire broke out under the west seattle bridge early thursday.the fire started when a man who was living in one of the rvs, parked at east marginal way south and south spokane street, started the vehicle’s engine around 4 a.m. to get warm, according to the seattle fire department. when he started the vehicle, the engine caught fire.seattle department of transportation officials inspected the bridge thursday and determined it had not been damaged and was safe for travel, a spokesman said.






four designs unveiled for new coast highway bridge


four possible designs were unveiled last week for a new coast highway bridge to replace the deteriorating steel structure built in 1929 across the san luis rey river, just south of harbor drive in oceanside.three of the designs are variations of a girder structure, with different numbers and styles of support columns, but all similar to the adjacent interstate 5 bridge. the fourth design is a series of arches unlike the freeway bridge.anyone expecting a replica of san francisco’s soaring golden gate bridge will be disappointed. all of the proposed oceanside designs place the support structures below the surface of the road, so that most of the bridge can’t be seen by anyone crossing it.“it will be safer,” whichever design is chosen, said richard greenbauer, the project manager for the city






four designs unveiled for new coast highway bridge


four possible designs were unveiled last week for a new coast highway bridge to replace the deteriorating steel structure built in 1929 across the san luis rey river, just south of harbor drive in oceanside.three of the designs are variations of a girder structure, with different numbers and styles of support columns, but all similar to the adjacent interstate 5 bridge. the fourth design is a series of arches unlike the freeway bridge.anyone expecting a replica of san francisco’s soaring golden gate bridge will be disappointed. all of the proposed oceanside designs place the support structures below the surface of the road, so that most of the bridge can’t be seen by anyone crossing it.“it will be safer,” whichever design is chosen, said richard greenbauer, the project manager for the city






new plaque on aurora bridge honors 11-year-old killed by drunken driver – the de


a bronze plaque will be unveiled at the pedestrian bridge on east sixth avenue and vaughn street in aurora urday during a rededication ceremony for doris ann brown,11, who was hit and killed by a drunken driver in 1972.the original bridge was built in 1973. the new bridge cost the colorado department of transportation $2.6 million and was completed in october. a new sidewalk was added for pedestrians on the south side of sixth avenue from vaughn street to potomac street to help improve a bus stop.in 1997, the city of aurora’s historic preservation commission named the bridge the doris ann memorial bridge on the 25th anniversary of her death and at the request of her family. the preservation committee, tasked with recommending names for public places based on the city’s history, gave cdot c






garden bridge should be scrapped, hodge review finds


image copyrightheatherwick studioimage caption the tree-covered garden bridge would span the thames between temple and the south bank a project to build a bridge covered with trees and shrubs across the thames in london should be scrapped, a review has found.dame margaret hodge's review said it would be better to ditch the garden bridge than risk uncertain costs.three months ago the garden bridge trust admitted its future was in doubt after publishing accounts which showed a £70m shortfall in funding.so far £60m of public money has been spent on planning for the bridge.the garden bridge trust said it was seeking a meeting with the london mayor to discuss next steps, but added the trust was "determined" to make the bridge happen.dame margaret, the mp for barking and dagenham and former chai






attorneys: bridge collapse suspect being used as "scapegoat"


atlanta — attorneys for a homeless man charged in the interstate 85 bridge collapse in atlanta say they're concerned he is being used as a "scapegoat."basil eleby's legal team and some civil rights leaders have criticized the focus on their client. eleby was indicted on charges of arson and criminal damage to property. police say he was doing drugs under the bridge and then lit a shopping cart on fire with a chair on top of it.eleby's attorney say the georgia department of transportation should be held accountable for storing construction materials under the bridge.lawyers told multiple media outlets friday to not rush to judgment.attorney mawuli davis urged the public to think logically about evidence that will cause people to question some of the assumptions in the case.






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crazy for orchidsfor two days, orchid worshipers can immerse themselves among hundreds of tropical blooming cattleya, phalaenopsis, cymbidium and other varieties at the marjorie mcneely conservatory, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. jan. 28-29. the winter carnival orchid show also features tips on cultivating and caring for the popular indoor plants, from members of the orchid society of minnesota, as well as quality orchids for sale.american orchid society judges from throughout the midwest will give out awards and points at the show. the public can vote on the best winter carnival-themed display at the orchid society of minnesota's facebook page. admission: $5 for adults; $3 for ages 3-12. como friends members and visitors with a winter carnival on get $1 off. the marjorie mcneely conservatory is at 12